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Codfather Hailed Best Named Takeaway Uk

Monday, 31 August 2009

In a national poll of takeaway lovers, the UK has voted gangster inspired fish and chip shop 'The Codfather' the wittiest and best named takeaway.

More than a third of 118Menu.co.uk customers, the online takeaway ordering website http://www.118menu.co.uk/, confirmed that Cheshire's The Codfather was the best named takeaway in the UK' after it received 37 per cent of the votes. The Fish and Chip shop piped Yorkshire's quirky 'Wok This Way' to the number one position after it scooped 26 per cent of nominations. 

London favourites Hard Wok Café and Fishcoteque were a close third and fourth, with 14 per cent and 13 per cent of the votes respectively with Yorkshire's Chip in Dales completing the top five taking away 10 per cent of the poll.

Mark Hall, founding director of 118Menu.co.uk says: "When we first started 118 Menu, we were amazed at how many eccentric takeaway names there were out there.

"We have searched high and low to find the best takeaway names to put to the public vote in order to crown one lucky outlet 'The 118Menu.co.uk Best Named Takeaway in the UK'.

"There were many strong contenders but our voters have certainly not let us down - The Codfather is a highly deserving winner - lets hope no one ends up 'sleeping with the fishes'."

Matthew Orange, owner and manager of the Codfather comments: "It is fantastic that we have been voted 'The 118Menu.co.uk Best Named Takeaway in the UK' - our name certainly gets us plenty of attention and we have many loyal customs who keep coming back to us not put off with our mafia connotations!"

The UK's top five takeaway names as voted for by 1,260 118Menu.co.uk users are:


  1. The Codfather (37%)
  2. Wok This Way (26%)
  3. Hard Wok Café (14%)
  4. Fishcoteque (13%)
  5. Chip in Dales (10%)
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118Menu.co.uk is the quick and easy way to order takeaway, without having to pick up the phone or search for a battered out of date menu. Orders can be made online at http://www.118menu.co.uk/

Founded in 2008 by Mark Hall, 118Menu.co.uk was born out of a night out when he couldn't find a takeaway that was open - which was very annoying - but Mark knew he could rectify the problem!

118Menu.co.uk was born and now has over 35,000 registered users and 700 takeaways to choose from including Pizza, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Ethiopian, Lebanese, Thai and Japanese